Parents, Please see the attached file for ways to continue the discussion at home.
Our November lesson is on social awareness and building empathy and compassion.
We began by watching a fun Sesame Street video that defines Empathy (below).
To further our students' understanding of empathy, we read a book and used the Mood Meter to identify how the characters were feeling.
K-2nd: The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig
3rd: The Invisible Boy, by Trudy Ludwig and follow up lesson with The Judgmental Flower, but Julia Cook
4th: Stand in My Shoes by Bob Sornson
*5th Grade will receive October's Lesson on Emotion Regulation due to Live Oak
If time allowed at the end of the lesson, students read scenarios and used their Empathy Detective skills to decide how the person would feel using the Mood Meter.
Parents, please download the files below to continue a conversation about empathy and compassion at home.
During September SEL Lessons, Mrs. Coulter and Ms. Ashorn visited all classrooms to introduce Social Emotional Learning and the Mood Meter. The Mood Meter is a tool from the RULER Approach to SEL from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Watch the video below to learn more about the Mood Meter. Please ask your students to explain the Mood Meter and practice sharing their feelings at home using this tool.
During October, students are learning ways to manage unpleasant or uncomfortable feelings. We watched the video below and read the book, Angry Octopus, to learn relaxation strategies for unpleasant feelings.